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J.S. Morin

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I am a creator of worlds and a destroyer of words. As a fantasy writer, my works range from traditional epics to futuristic fantasy with starships. I have worked as an unpaid Little League pitcher, a cashier, a student library aide, a factory grunt, a cubicle drone, and an engineer--there is some overlap in the last two.

Through it all, though, I was always a storyteller. Eventually I started writing books based on the stray stories in my head, and people kept telling me to write more of them. Now, that's all I do for a living.

I enjoy strategy, worldbuilding, and the fantasy author's privilege to make up words. I am a gamer, a joker, and a thinker of sideways thoughts. But I don't dance, can't sing, and my best artistic efforts fall short of
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J.S. Morin I think if you're interested in the series, you can't go wrong either way. Tech, Lies, and Wizardry doesn't contain any spoilers or inside jokes that …moreI think if you're interested in the series, you can't go wrong either way. Tech, Lies, and Wizardry doesn't contain any spoilers or inside jokes that you wouldn't get from not having read the main series. While the rest of the missions tend to flow from one to the next, it stands alone. It takes place months before Salvage Trouble, and does not show the events immediately preceding the main series.

So if you read the short story first, it can whet your appetite for what's coming in the rest of the series. If you read it later, you can look at it as a flashback to earlier days. It was written as the former, but works fine as the latter.(less)
J.S. Morin OK. Let's see. Mysteries in my life would include such glorious conundrums as "where did the cat run off to?" and "where did I just save that file?"

I …more
OK. Let's see. Mysteries in my life would include such glorious conundrums as "where did the cat run off to?" and "where did I just save that file?"

I might be able to scrape something together in the vein of humor or satire, but not the plot of anything that might resemble a decent mystery. The reason I write fiction is because I'm too dull to write memoirs ;)(less)
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“Mordecai The Brown will not meet his end cowering behind the paltry protections of science. If this is to be our end, let there be a reckoning in blood and fire. I’m going to show these fuckers something very, very old.”
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